Bruce Hall

‘Twas a time when prog purveyed with a dollop of pop ruled the airwaves. When Bruce Hall replaced founding bassist Gregg Philbin for the classic platter in both name and execution: You Can Tune a Piano But You Can’t Tuna Fish (1978), REO Speedwagon emerged from a local sensation to a bona fide FM radio / national arena act. 

A composer and vocalist, Hall is the consummate song player: holding the bottom, outlining the changes, and pushing the band rhythmically and harmonically, which is why REO is still going strong on the bandstand and the studio for five decades and counting.